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By Harold Pease, Ph.D The federal government desperately needs to diet. Much of our spending is constitutionally dubious and it is immoral to pass our national debt, now exceeding $21 trillion, to our yet unborn children. We need to return to more
By JAKE STEINFELD Obesity is the single greatest threat to American children. As a result, experts fear that this generation of kids may be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. So, how bad is it? Today, obesity accounts for more than 1 in more
By DAVID TALAN and WILLIAM RICCI The Providence Republican Party has come out against Mayor Jorge Elorza's proposal to monetize the Providence water system. The mayor's plan is designed to protect the city's pension and health plan for retirees, which is more
Just days ago, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held an afternoon hearing in the Senate Dirksen Office Building to alert Congress to appalling stories gathered across the nation regarding … more
By AARON REGUNBERG More and more often, community and faith leaders have begun referring to climate change as the existential threat of our time" - language the scientific community has used for decades. What does being "the existential threat" mean? It" more
By GLENN MOLLETTE The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in more
By JOHN A. JACKSON As I look back on my 46-year involvement with this school that I have loved since I was a 14-year-old freshman in 1967, my heart is filled with gratitude. Bishop Hendricken has changed thousands of young men's lives for the better, more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today's digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and more
By SMITA WADHWANI Taking care of an aging parent or loved one is an extremely meaningful and important role. However, it is widely known that caregiving duties can take up a significant part of a person's life. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Many years ago, Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season was a big deal. Millions of fans, who had hibernated from their beloved sport over the winter months, not only awaited the season's first pitch, but a review of the box more
By REP. JOSEPH M. McNAMARA We've all heard or read a lot lately about the state of education in Rhode Island. The recent round of RICAS (Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System) scores has left parents, educators and policymakers frustrated and more
The Providence Journal recently published an editorial entitled, “China heads for the moon.” It warned that China, with its recent launch of a space probe that will land an unmanned rover … more
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